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Research funded by New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) is available to members on the NZW website.

NZW members may click here to browse research topics and information in the members-only section. For non-members, please email info@bri.co.nz to request access. 

Previous Research


Industry-funded research projects result in a number of reports each year. These reports can be found in the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website. Abstracts for recent research will be provided below by 7 August 2020.

Optimising management of grapevine trunk diseases

Project final report: Optimising management of grapevine trunk diseases for vineyard longevity

Sosnowski M, Mundy D and van Zijll de Jong E

South Australian Research and Development Institute; Plant and Food Research; Linnaeus

Jan. 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Climate Change Projections for NZ Winegrowing Regions

Climate Change Projections for NZ Winegrowing Regions – Northland, Auckland, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Wairapapa, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and Central Otago.

NIWA

April 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Cost-efficient weed management

Project annual report: Weed management in New Zealand vineyards: Reducing and eliminating herbicide use  

Krasnow M, Zhang T and Haywood A

Thoughtful Viticulture

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

The Organic Focus Vineyard Project

Soil Quality Report for The Organic Focus Vineyard Project Eight Year Assessment: 2011 – 19

T Jenkins

Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Technologies

Oct. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Dormancy spray for trunk disease

Project final report: Spray protocols to quantify and optimise spray deposits applied to dormant grapevines (trunks, heads, cordons and canes)

Walter M, Vorster L, Turner L, Dubois L and Manktelow D

Plant and Food Research

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Water savings and optimising irrigation for yield and quality

Project annual report: Optimisation of Irrigation in New Zealand Vineyards 2018-19 Annual report first Instalment

Krasnow K, Haywood A, McMillan D, Fedrizzi B and Parrish-Virtue K

Thoughtful Viticulture; University of Auckland

Feb. 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Population genomics of the wine spoilage yeast Brettanomyces bruxellensis

Project final report: Population genomics of the wine spoilage yeast Brettanomyces bruxellensis

Curtin C, Pigao K, Navarro R, Lee S, Knight S and Goddard M

University of Auckland; Oregon State University (USA); The University of Lincoln (UK)

Dec. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Biofungicides for powdery mildew control

Project Final report: Biofungicides for powdery mildew control

Wurms K, Agnew R, Ah Chee A, Neal S, Vorster L, Campbell R, Turner L, McLachlan A and Walter M

Plant and Food Research

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Lighter Wines Programme

Shoot trimming effects on Pinot noir vine productivity

Project 3: Vineyard Manipulations

Report: Shoot trimming effects on Pinot noir vine leaf area to fruit weight ratio, productivity and fruit composition

Parker A, Assefa M, Hofmann R and Creasy G

Lincoln University

Dec. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Suitability of new red varieties for lighter wine production

Project 3: Vineyard Manipulations

Report: Suitability of new red varieties for lighter wine production 3.1.5b.1

Grose C, Stuart L, Grab F, Yang L and Yvon M

Plant and Food Research

Nov. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Effects of different yeast on ethanol yield and varietal aroma compound formation

Project 4: Winery Manipulations

Report: Effects of different yeast preparation, inoculation timing and ferment oxygenation methodologies on ethanol yield and varietal aroma compound formation 4.2.2.4

Pinu F, Stuart L and Grose C

Plant and Food Research

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Investigating oxygen as a tool for lighter wines

Project 4: Winery Manipulations

Report: Investigating oxygen as a tool for lighter wines

Knight S, Ryder J and Matthew Goddard M

University of Auckland

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Influence of surface area to volume ratio on ethanol yield

Project 4: Winery Manipulations

Report: Influence of surface area to volume ratio on ethanol yield of commercial-scale Pinot noir ferments 4.1.2.5

E Sherman, M Yvon and D Martin

Plant and Food Research

Sep. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Vineyard Ecosystems Programme

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.1 Annual Report 2019

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.1 Annual Report 2019

Raw V, Arnold N, Bell V, Chooi KM, Clothier B, Cole L, Cosic J, Fedrizzi B, Fisher B, Gentile R, Giraldo-Perez P, Goddard M, Gough R, Grab F, Green S, Horner R, Jesson L, Jiráska L, Jones B, Knight S, Lowrey A, Mason K, McLachlan A, Mundy D, Robson M, Sorensen I, Taylor T, Waihape S, Wood P, Woolley R and MacDiarmid R

Plant and Food research

Aug. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.2 Annual Report – Mealybug biological control

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.2 Annual Report – Mealybug biological control

Bell VA, Avila G, Sandanayaka M, Chhagan A, Cole L, Davis V, Taylor T, Wallis R and Bellamy D

Plant and Food Research

Aug. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.3 Annual Report – Pathogen Management 2019

Vineyard Ecosystems RA 1.3 Annual Report – Pathogen Management 2019

Mundy D, Bulman S, Vanga B, Woolley R, Jones B, Shah A, Tang T, MacDiarmid R

Plant and Food Research

Aug. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Exploring the chemical space in Vineyard Ecosystems programme juice and wine samples

Exploring the chemical space in Vineyard Ecosystems programme juice and wine samples

Wang J, Parish-Virtue K and Fedrizzi B

University of Auckland

Dec. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Optimising management of grapevine trunk diseases for vineyard longevity

Optimising management of grapevine trunk diseases for vineyard longevity

Sosnowski M, Mundy D and van Zijll de Jong E

South Australian Research and Development Institute; Plant and Food Research; Linnaeus

Jan. 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Reducing and eliminating herbicide use

Weed management in New Zealand vineyards: Reducing and eliminating herbicide use 2019-20 Final report

Krasnow M, Zhang T and Haywood A

Thoughtful Viticulture

June 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Pinot Noir Programme

Defining and measuring perceived quality RA 1.1 - Expert insights

Annual report: Defining and measuring perceived quality: Expert insights RA 1.1

Parr WV

Lincoln University

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Pinot Noir Programme Research Aim 2.5 – Ideotype Vines

Annual report: Pinot Noir Programme Research Aim 2.5 – Ideotype Vines

Martin D, Grab F, Rutan T, Scofield C and Yang L

Plant and Food Research

March 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Pinot Noir Programme Research Aim 2.6 – Ideotype Wines

Annual report : Pinot Noir Programme Research Aim 2.6 – Ideotype Wines

Martin D, Grab F, Grose C, McLachlan A, Rutan T, Scofield C, Stuart L and Yvon M

Plant and Food Research

March 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Study glycosides and free terpenoids in Pinot noir RA 3.4 - Glycosides

Annual report: Synthesis and development of MS-based methods to study glycosides and free terpenoids in Pinot noir RA 3.4 – Glycosides

Mosaferi S, Parish-Virtue K, Barker D and Fedrizzi B

University of Auckland

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Method Development for Outlining the Changes of Polyphenolic compounds RA 3.5 - Wine phenolics

Method Development for Outlining the Changes of Polyphenolic compounds During Winemaking and the Preparation for Pinot Noir Microoxygenation Trial RA 3.5 – Wine phenolics

Yang BY

University of Auckland

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Pinot Noir Programme project RA4.2 – Validation Wines

Annual report: Pinot Noir Programme project RA4.2 – Validation Wines

Grose C, Stuart L, Yang L, Yvon M, McLachlan A and Rutan T

Plant and Food Research

March 2020

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Literature Review: Red Wine Blending

Red Wine Blending Literature Review

Nordestgaard S

Australian Wine Research Institute

Sep. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

UC Davis collaboration to determine factors that affect colour in Pinot noir wines

UC Davis collaboration to determine factors that affect colour in Pinot noir wines when grapes are harvested at lower than target berry soluble solids content

Grose C, Sherman E, Oberholster A, Yu-Te T, Yang L, Stuart L, McLachlan A and Yvon M

Plant and Food Research

Oct. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

Phenolic profiles of Pinot noir wines from multiple provenances

Phenolic profiles of Pinot noir wines from multiple provenances

Araujo LD and Kilmartin PA

University of Auckland

June 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

The role of microbes in regional Pinot Noir quality and style

The role of microbes in regional Pinot Noir quality and style

Knight S, Ryder J, Hawkins D, Lee S, Culley N, Parish-Virtue K, Fedrizzi B and Goddard M

University of Auckland; University of Lincoln (UK);

Dec. 2019

For full report visit the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers website.

New Zealand Winegrower Articles


Each issue of the industry magazine New Zealand Winegrower contains a dedicated Research Supplement designed to inform industry about research projects undertaken for their benefit.

Articles comprise newly approved projects, progress reports and final research results. Click here to access previous Research Supplements in the members’ section of New Zealand Winegrowers’ website.